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65 Gig Economy Jobs You Haven't Considered

Stacker Logo By Siel Ju of Stacker | Slide 1 of 66: “What do you do?” used to be a simple question to answer—people just replied with their job titles and company names. But the times they are a changin'. Today, everyone seems to have their own gig on the side, whether it’s as a solopreneur developing online courses or as an off-hours Lyft driver making extra cash to pay off student loans.Welcome to the side hustle era, where personal passion projects compete for time with day jobs, and where part-time gigs give creative types the flexibility (and bill-paying money) to pursue their artistic dreams. Earned an M.D. but hate going into the hospital? Do patient consults via video chat with Doctor on Demand. Have great administrative assistant skills but never want to work in an office? Offer your services on Upwork. Got no special talents but own a truck? Help people move furniture on TaskRabbit.Fans of the gig economy celebrate the many ways that now exist for living as one’s own boss. Of course, not all stories about this new era have happy endings. From complaints about long hours and low pay to worries about health and safety hazards, gig economy companies have their detractors. Yet these service platforms also employ many happy workers—and attract many users to their services.Ready to start your own side hustle? As you begin, keep in mind that as a gigging freelancer, you’ll need some entrepreneurial initiative, an ability to adjust to a less-predictable income stream, and a willingness to adapt to fast-changing technologies and markets. But with that said, if you’ve got the motivation, go forth and make that money. Here’s Stacker’s list of 65 gig economy jobs for the hustler in you.

65 Gig Economy Jobs You Haven't Considered

“What do you do?” used to be a simple question to answer—people just replied with their job titles and company names. But the times they are a changin'. Today, everyone seems to have their own gig on the side, whether it’s as a solopreneur developing online courses or as an off-hours Lyft driver making extra cash to pay off student loans.

Welcome to the side hustle era, where personal passion projects compete for time with day jobs, and where part-time gigs give creative types the flexibility (and bill-paying money) to pursue their artistic dreams. Earned an M.D. but hate going into the hospital? Do patient consults via video chat with Doctor on Demand. Have great administrative assistant skills but never want to work in an office? Offer your services on Upwork. Got no special talents but own a truck? Help people move furniture on TaskRabbit.

Fans of the gig economy celebrate the many ways that now exist for living as one’s own boss. Of course, not all stories about this new era have happy endings. From complaints about long hours and low pay to worries about health and safety hazards, gig economy companies have their detractors. Yet these service platforms also employ many happy workers—and attract many users to their services.

Ready to start your own side hustle? As you begin, keep in mind that as a gigging freelancer, you’ll need some entrepreneurial initiative, an ability to adjust to a less-predictable income stream, and a willingness to adapt to fast-changing technologies and markets. But with that said, if you’ve got the motivation, go forth and make that money. Here’s Stacker’s list of 65 gig economy jobs for the hustler in you.

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